Course 50586-A: Building Flexible Project Plans with Microsoft Project 2010

Course Modality

Instructor-led (classroom)

Course Level

Intermediate

Course Time

2 days

Course Language

English

Course Overview

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to create projects with Microsoft Project 2010. It is structured in the form of modules that contain theory, instructor-led and self-paced exercises.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic experience working with Windows Vista/   7
  • Basic knowledge how to work with files
  • Basic knowledge for team work and project management

Intended Audience

The course is intended for information workers with basic understanding of project management concepts.

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Skill Covered

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create project schedules
  • Sequence activities
  • Describe project resources and assign them to tasks
  • Manage well changes in the project plan
  • Print, format and extract project information
  • Save project versions
  • Report and analyse project information
  • Manage connected projects

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

This module explains basic definitions and concepts in project management. It provides an initial overview of the types of files in Microsoft Project 2010, the product interface, and the use of Help Function.

Lessons

  • Project Management Definitions
  • Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2010 Overview

Lab : Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand basic project management definitions such as project, program, portfolio etc.
  • Understand the Microsoft enterprise solution for managing projects
  • Work with the various types of Project 2010 files
  • Navigate well the new Project 2010 interface
  • Use the Help function
  • Configure Project 2010

 Starting a project

This module explains what are the initial steps when starting a project.

Lessons

  • Create and save projects
  • Define project settings
  • Manage project calendars

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and save projects
  • Define project settings
  • Manage project calendars

Creating tasks

This module explains how to create tasks in Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

Manual and Auto-scheduled tasks

How to create tasks

Lab : Create a project and insert tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate when to use manual and auto-scheduled tasks
  • Insert tasks and milestones
  • Import tasks from files
  • Define tasks properties
  • Work with task inspector

 Adding deadlines, constraints, and calendars

This module explains how to add deadlines, constraints or calendars to tasks.

Lessons

  • Deadlines
  • Constraints
  • Calendars

Lab : Adding deadlines, constraints, and calendars

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate when to use a deadline, constraint, or calendar
  • Insert deadlines, constraints, and calendars to tasks

Define resources

This module explains how to create project resources.

Lessons

  • Types of resources
  • Resource description
  • Assignment of resources to tasks

Lab : Define resources

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate among the project recourse types
  • Define work, material, and cost resources with their properties
  • Assign resources to tasks

Manage project changes

This module explains how to manage various types of project changes.

Lessons

  • Scheduling formula
  • Effort-driven scheduling
  • Task types

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the scheduling formula
  • Understand effort-driven scheduling and task types

Project baseline and tracking progress

This module explains how to save a baseline of a project and how to track project progress.

Lessons

  • Project baseline
  • Tracking project progress

Lab : Project baseline and tracking progress

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Set project baseline
  • Understand critical path
  • Track project progress using various methods

Project analysis

This module explains how to analyze the project information that you have.

Lessons

  • Sort, group and filter data
  • Format Gantt Chart
  • Print project
  • Use Visual Reports

Lab : Project analysis

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Sort, group and filter data
  • Format Gantt Chart
  • Print project
  • Use Visual Reports

Manage connected projects

This module explains how to manage connected projects.

Lessons

  • Create a master project
  • Link tasks in different projects
  • Use shared resource pool

Lab : Manage connected projects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create a master project
  • Link tasks in different projects
  • Use shared resource pool

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